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Decolonizing and Indigenizing Environmental Justice, with Dina Gilio-Whitaker

May 8 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm PDT


The Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life will co-present “Decolonizing and Indigenizing Environmental Justice,” a talk by Dina Gilio-Whitaker, award-winning author of As Long as Grass Grows, on May 8, 2024, at 3:30pm in UCSB’s Bren Hall Room 1414. This event is free and open to the public.

Through the lens of “Indigenized environmental justice,” Dina Gilio-Whitaker explores the fraught history of treaty violations, struggles for food and water security, and protection of sacred sites, while highlighting the important leadership of Indigenous weapon in this centuries-long struggle, touching on highlights from her book As Long as Grass Grows.

Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes) is an indigenous activist, a lecturer of American Indian Studies at CSU San Marcos, a freelance journalist, and author. Her research focuses on Indigenous nationalism, self-determination, environmental justice, and education. Her most recent book is the critically-acclaimed and award-winning As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice from Colonization to Standing Rock (2019).


May 8
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm PDT
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